Rise to the Challenge

Ascend Events is a small, family run, grass roots race organiser. We're delighted that we've achieved our aim of sharing our passion for endurance events, the great outdoors and the Lake District with others and take pride in enabling participants to do more than they had before.


We've been organising our great value, fun and friendly events for a few years now... and it's gone far faster than we can run! Our original events now sell out so we are making plans to extend our calendar by adding more events, and maybe even adding more locations... 


Watch this space...

Five Passes

Four Passes

Our Events

We took some popular long distance walking routes that had fallen in to disuse and relaunched them. They're tough. They're challenging. They're technical. We don't mark the routes (much) so require map reading and navigational skills. But this just adds to the sense of achievement when you finish.


We do provide timing, comprehensive route description and a huge selection of food. We give all the support needed to surpass your own expecations and complete our events and have the best time doing it. Then at the end we provide a proper hot meal, dessert and a bespoke medal for all finishers. 


We want our events to be accesible to participants of all levels. Walkers and runners are both not only accepted but very welcome at all our events. If you have any concerns about your abilities send us an email on info@ascendevents.co.uk and we try to alleviate any doubts.

The inaugural Lakeland Five Passes was a brand new route for 2018. Starting and finishing in Grasmere this challenging circular route flows naturally over a number of popular summits whilst encompassing five of the Lake District National Parks passes. 


Around 30 miles with approximately 10'000ft of ascent this is not an easy undertaking... but a fantastic one!

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Date Event
February 15th 2020 Silverdale Circuit
April 29th 2019

Derwentwater Dawdle

June 15th 2019 Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

September 28th 2019

Lakeland Four Passes


Due to our partnership with RunFurther this year Mountain Fuel are offering a 15% discount on their products using Runfurther15

We’ve arranged a 15% discount* with our friends at Cotswold Outdoor in store and online for all participants in our races.

Use code UKRUNCAT10 to get a 10% discount on all purchases 

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